ilumina Healing Sanctuary
7520 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602.957.2602



Happy New Year! We are happy to share with you our winter newsletter that includes healthful ideas to welcome the new year. We hope you had a joyful holiday and we wish you a vibrant and healthy new year! 
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In This Issue:

  5 Ways to Improve Your Health in 2014

By Dana Price, DOM, L.Ac., FABORM
  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. Exercise can benefit your physical and mental health in many ways. It is best to mix flexibility, cardio, and weight bearing exercise and increase your daily regimen to 60 minutes.
  • Drink more water. We live in a hot and dry climate and most of us do not drink enough water. Drink between half your body weight in ounces and 128 ounces per day. When outside or exercising be sure to drink closer to the upper limit. It is also good to add electrolytes to your filtered water. I recommend Trace Minerals.
  • Shop organic.  Buy as many organic foods that are available and affordable. It is import to always buy organic meats and dairy, apples, cherries, bell peppers, peaches, nectarines, cucumbers, raspberries, strawberries, spinach, grapes, pears and celery.
  • Get your sleep. Optimal health and happiness are dependent on the healing that takes place with proper sleep. Aim for 8 hours per night. If you have sleep issues address them- we can help.
  • Eat more vegetables. I cannot say this enough; vegetables are the key to healthy living. Aim for 50-80% of each meal to be vegetables and include all colors of the rainbow and be sure to try cultured vegetables. For more information click here.

Here's to a healthy 2014!

Put Your Heart First
By Catherine Travis, M.Ac., Dilp. Ac.
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Know your numbers.

Keep a personal copy of your labs:
  • Blood Pressure level
  • Cholesterol- HDL/LDL and Triglycerides 
  • Vitamin D (yes, even here in the desert)
  • Hours of sleep each night

Remember to choose foods low on glycemic index. All sugars (including fruit juice and diet drinks) promote inflammation which increases your risk of developing cardiovascular problems regardless of your age or level of activity.

ilumina can help you reach your goals
  • Stress Reduction
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Digestive Issues
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Insomnia
ilumina Business Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday   9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
Please note that while these are our standard office hours, on occasion we may not be open during these times. Please give us a call before stopping by. Our practitioners see clients by appointment only. 

Call ilumina 
to schedule a session. 602-957-2602 

Tips to Stick to your Resolutions

By Audrey Blanchard, LMT
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            It's already the middle of January, have your New Year's resolutions gone out the window? It's easy to lose track of our resolutions and goals for the new year, but the following are a few tips to help achieve those goals and build on them throughout the year.

            Writing goals down-have clear, specific goals and a plan of action on how to achieve them. Writing them down makes them more concrete and you can look back and track your progress mid-year. Luckily there are so many health and fitness apps that can help track your goals.

            Keep it simple-choose one or two personal or professional goals to focus on. You can add more as you check accomplished goals off your list.

            Help others-making a positive impact in someone else's life also makes a positive impact in your own life.

            Meditation-probably one of the most important, but most neglected is daily meditation. Just twenty minutes of quiet, deep breathing a day can reduce stress, decrease negative thoughts, improve mood and digestion, as well as slow your heart rate. Another benefit of slowing down to just breathe is being able to enjoy the simple pleasures in life which may appear at any given moment.

            Make small, positive changes every day- add a serving of fruit or vegetable as a mid-day snack, try a new type of exercise or allow yourself 15 minutes of good stretching post workout. Smile or hold the door open for a stranger. These little changes can add up and make sticking to your resolutions easier.

 

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Give the gift of wellness and relaxation
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Treat your Loved One this Valentine's Day
We offer Gift Certificates in any amount to give the perfect gift tailored to everyone's needs.
We also have a variety of thoughtful retail items that make great gifts for any celebration, including:  
  • Leaf People, skin and body care
  • Snow Lotus, organic aromatherapy oils
  • Emerita, women's health based products 
Appointments at ilumina

We have fully switched to keep all appointments on the online scheduling system Mindbody!

What this means for our patients is more accuracy, the opportunity for confirmations and reminders, and eventually the opportunity to schedule a follow up appointment from your own computer or device. We are very excited for this change, what it will mean for us at the front desk, and the convenience it will provide for our patients.

If you would like to begin to receive confirmation and reminder notices, simply let us know your preference in regards to receiving them as email or text. 

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ilumina is a great resource for building your immune system this winter.  If you find yourself already feeling ill, come in so that we can help to speed up your recovery.
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Receive a complimentary 30 minute  
massage when you refer a friend

To thank all patients who tell their friends and family about the health benefits of massage and acupuncture, we would like to reward them with a complimentary 30 minute massage. After your friend completes their first appointment, we will mail you a gift certificate to thank you! Call 602-957-2602 for more details.

 
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